Graduate Solution Architect

Aviva · £20-30k · Yorkshire and the Humber

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Technology at Aviva is an exciting place to be! We’re the UK’s largest insurer, a FTSE 100 company and a global leader. Awarded Digital Insurance Company of the year at the Data, Analytics & Technology Awards for Insurance, our Technology community is among the best resourced and most talented anywhere. 

We work collaboratively in small teams to build high quality solutions that meet our customers’ needs, first time: whether delivering tools internally to meet the wider needs of the organisation or producing innovative technology like the award winning “My Aviva” customer portal and “Aviva Drive".  

As a Graduate Solution Architect, we'll equip you with the technical tools and hands-on experience to succeed. You’ll attend an intensive training programme when you begin, as well as having ongoing time and support to study for industry recognised certifications, and access to Pluralsight to continually build your technical skill. 

Our Architects act as technology leaders in Aviva, working with colleagues from a variety of teams to design creative end to end solutions and designs that meet our short- and long-term goals. You’ll support the definition of our technology vision and help us see how we can get there. Your work will include: 

  • Defining end-to-end solutions for IT change
  • Creating designs that are fit for purpose: meeting our technology, user, customer and security needs
  • Delivering solutions that progress the overall architecture journey and are aligned to Aviva’s Strategy
  • Learning from a phenomenal team, and working within an industry leading framework for design
  • Developing yourself and others in the Architecture community


About you 

As a Graduate, you will: 

  • Have or be on track for a 2:1 Degree in any subject
  • You will also need a minimum of 5 x GCSE’s or Scottish National 5’s at A-C grade (4-9) (or equivalent) from prior study – this must include English and Maths
  • Be a force for change and improvement – whether through your studies, your work experience or your outside interests, show us how you have helped make things better
  • Have a genuine interest in technology – finding out about and trying out new technologies and apps
  • Be a confident communicator, able to talk to people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a love of learning and be working to continually improve


What will you get for this role? 

  • Starting salary from £25,000 (depending on skills, experience and qualifications)
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras”, plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme


The recruitment process: 

We live Aviva's values, with a culture of continually challenging and improving what we do and how we do it. We invest in our people, expecting curiosity and a courageous mindset. We will assess your strengths as well as understanding how connected and aligned to our values you are throughout the process. 

The process itself is: 

  • Make an online application – this will include answering a short questionnaire and attaching your CV
  • If you pass the initial screen you will be have a short telephone interview
  • Pass that and you’ll be sent some online tests
  • And if you do well in these, there’s an assessment day

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